Athens Mutual Aid Network

Solidarity not charity by and for resilient communities in Northeast Georgia

Today's Balance
Estimated Annual Budget
Help 200 Neighbors
per year


As of July 8th, AMAN has redistributed over $31,500 of wealth in our community! Please read below for more information on why we moved from venmo to opencollective!

Athens Mutual Aid Network (AMAN) is a horizontal network of community members and local organizations that bonded together in the midst of the multiple health, economic, and political crises that were exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. We are immigrant rights, racial justice, LGBTQ+ organizations, unions, and political groups that stand in solidarity with the medically, economically, and socially vulnerable communities of Athens. By coordinating the sharing of resources and promoting communication between local advocacy organizations, AMAN strives to support our community by advancing equity and the dignity, agency, and well-being of its members.

- Call the AMAN hotline: 844-423-6886 and press “1”
- You can list what you need at and get connected to a neighbor
- Post a longer-term volunteer job description at

- To volunteer to help your neighbors sign up at
- Take on a longer-term volunteer role at
- Donate!

Our group's founding mission and principles of alignment are here in this open letter:

After analyzing the use of Venmo to collect funds, the Athens Mutual Aid Network has decided to move to a fiscal sponsorship called Open Collective. First and foremost, Open Collective allows us to be democratic with the use of funds, allowing us to continue developing collective governance. We are able to be transparent with receiving and giving out funds. No one person holds or owns funds. With Venmo, there is a large tax liability for the person whose name is under the account, which means that we lose a cut of our donations to the federal government via taxes, but all that burden falls on one person. With Open Collective, they take a small cut up front to pay their staff and to keep their secure servers running so that our transactions are safe, taxes are filed correctly, and so that we keep everyone secure in their interactions with us. We will be able to refrain from becoming a 501(c)3 non-profit, so we can keep the flexibility and fluidity of our grassroots network.

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Financial contributions

Custom contribution


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+ 135

133 individuals and 6 organizations have contributed

One time contribution

Sick Out Fund

Fund to support workers who face retaliation for calling in sick:

Starts at

$5 USD

+ 9

13 individuals have contributed

Recurring contribution

AMAN backer

Join us for $5.00 per month and help us sustain our activities!

Starts at

$5 USD / month

+ 14

18 individuals have contributed

Recurring contribution

AMAN sponsor

Join us for $100.00 per month and help us sustain our activities!

Starts at

$100 USD / month

1 individual has contributed



Sick Out Fund

Aug 2, 2021
Fund to support workers who face retaliation for calling in sick:
+ 18

20 individuals and 1 organization have contributed


Support People's Budget Athens

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Contribution to People's Budget Athens -
+ 25

29 individuals have contributed

Top financial contributors



$2k USD since Jul 2020

Lydia hunt

$2k USD since Sep 2020


$500 USD since Jul 2020

Sarah Lowing & Benjamin Britton

$500 USD since Jul 2020

Sarah Cook

$475 USD since Aug 2020

Michele Leigh Dross

$325 USD since Jul 2020

Jessie Lamay

$315 USD since Aug 2020

Jennifer Leyting

$300 USD since Jun 2020

Heather Stangle

$300 USD since Jul 2020

Cindy Hahamovitch

$300 USD since Jul 2020


Forged & Found Pottery

$175 USD since Jul 2020

Happy Time Clothing

$107 USD since Sep 2020

Kappa Mu

$80 USD since Jun 2020

PERIOD at University of Georgia

$55 USD since Jun 2020

Jami Sews Things

$50 USD since Jul 2020

Goblin Treasures

$30 USD since Aug 2020


See how money openly circulates through Athens Mutual Aid Network. All contributions and all expenses are published in our transparent public ledger. Learn who is donating, how much, where is that money going, submit expenses, get reimbursed and more!

Financial contribution to Athens Mutual Aid Network

from Happy Time Clothing9/24/2020


Financial contribution to Athens Mutual Aid Network

from Heather Stangle9/23/2020


Financial contribution to Athens Mutual Aid Network

from Mary Gallo9/20/2020


Today’s balance

$2,740.26 USD

Estimated annual budget

~ $19,715.84 USD

What's new with Athens Mutual Aid Network

Stay up to dates with our latest activities and progress.

Eviction Defense & Rent Support Team

Housing Justice Support Needed!At our weekly AMAN meeting yesterday, we counted that we have been contact about rent from OVER 40 FAMILIES. This is an overwhelming amount of need right now, and we recognize that at this point, we will no lo...
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Published on June 29, 2020 by Vanessa Raditz

July Rent Fund

Many Athens neighbors cannot pay rent this month and utilities expenses keep coming. The GA eviction moratorium expired on June 14th, so families who have been struggling are now under threat of eviction, even as COVID cases continue to ris...
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Published on June 27, 2020 by Vanessa Raditz


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